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    I think this is somewhat telling. While these are generally major conference schools they are not really basketball powers and I'm being kind by using the words "not really." I wouldn't consider this major interest. But hey, good luck to Farnold.



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    Per Ames Tribune article,

    Degand said he felt good about new coach Greg McDermott and the system he'd put in place, but would not have enjoyed his experience at ISU as anticipated.
    Morgan's firing left him without the key figure who led him to the middle of Iowa from the big city.
    "It was a decision of whether or not I was going to be happy," said Degand, one of seven 2006 recruits or underclassmen from last year's roster no longer a member of the team. "I'm not saying the people are bad, it's just that this is a dramatic change from where I'm from and what I'm used to.
    "(Morgan) helped a lot of players feel comfortable. There were a lot of us that struggled with being in Ames. We're from the East Coast or the inner city and everything was completely different. He understood the things we were going through."
    It may be a while before Degand settles on new home.
    "This time, I'm going to be wiser in the decision I make," he said. "I still believe this was the right choice for me to make at the time ... certain things just didn't pan out."



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    Obviously that isn't what he is missing, and clearly you've never lived in a city.




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    [quote1146844977=mt85]
    I guess he didn't feel comfortable with the safe neighborly enviroment of Ames, IA. The lure of gangs, drug dealing and drive by shootings just aren't available in Ames.
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    Maybe you didn't notice that the large majority of residents in Ames and Iowa for that matter are, ummm, WHITE! Go live in Farnold's neighborhood and tell me you fit right in. Or, better yet, just try not to make everyone in Iowa seem so naive.



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    bryceC, kberyldial-have neither of you heard of sarcasm? Maybe you shouldn't take everything so seriously. It was a joke.



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    It's a culture shock for most of these kids... I understand..


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    Mt I have to agree with Bryce & Kbery. It may have been a joke, but it doesn't come across well


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    mt85 - no worries, that's why I hate text messages - yet I'm addicted



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    BryceC I have lived in a large metro area, so why is it obvious I haven't?



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    Absolutely ridiculous that my post was edited. Jeremy I'm dissappointed.



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    I disagree mt, to make a statement that implies things about a kid like Degand who was great acedemically (didn't turn 16 till 2/3 of way through senior year) is in poor taste. Only reason to make it with a kid like Degand is b/c all big city kids are that way, all east coast kids are that way, or all black kids are that way and I am sure none of those were your reasons.


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    Ha, Kler... I would say Michigan is a major school basketball wise... just saying.


    have you ever got caught outside In a strong rainfall? Yes or NO. If it"s yes, then you might half felt the pane of hard(tought) rain on you head. If it hurt"s then it"s tough. Yes or no. Okay I'm right and you know it.

    So alothough you attempt"ed to say you didn"t understnad, now you do. Fair enough?

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    [quote1146846899=JCloned]
    I disagree mt, to make a statement that implies things about a kid like Degand who was great acedemically (didn't turn 16 till 2/3 of way through senior year) is in poor taste. Only reason to make it with a kid like Degand is b/c all big city kids are that way, all east coast kids are that way, or all black kids are that way and I am sure none of those were your reasons.
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    You have injected your own opinions about my response. If you censored it, that is because of your own prejudices not mine. I listed a few of the negative attributes about the inner city that aren't part of Ames. None of which is unture and they were solely intended as humor.

    I didn't imply any of the things you suggest. You've created those inferences on your own.



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    I didn't imply any of the things you suggest. You've created those inferences on your own.
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    So what about Degands character would lead you to say those things. You must be aware of something I am not since none of the obvious inferences apply. Please tell us what is the flaw you have personal knowledge of in Degands character that would lead to such statements.


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